We are thrilled to share our Pine Cone Cottage!
Why Pine Cone Cottage? Why not? If you are lucky, you can enjoy swinging in the hammock gazing up at the pine tree while you hear the ocean not far away, reverberating through the canyon...
Our quaint cabin is on the back of our one acre property. Located in the Tecolote Canyon, a rural ranch neighborhood; you will find yourself close to Haskell's Beach, amazing hikes, quick freeway access to downtown SB!
This is a very quiet, peaceful and serene neighborhood and we welcome guests who are looking for an equally peaceful and serene getaway….we are unable to host dogs and cats at this time as much as we adore them…also the cottage is not child proof and would not be ideal for a toddler or a crawler. Also, we are unable to host gatherings or parties of any kind.
Our guests have use of our Pine Cone Cottage and area immediately surrounding the cottage including the hammock and two adirondack chairs to relax in...
Interaction with guests
We live on the property in the main house and will always have someone here to assist our guests in any way.
We are happy to assist you in finding great hikes, restaurant recommendations, or whatever you need! If you need a beach chair, towel and umbrella we would be happy to share ours.
Other things to note
The price listed of our cottage includes a 10% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)...a copy of the Certificate of Authority to Collect Transient Occupancy Tax will be in the cottage in a binder.
As much as we love dogs and cats, we are unable to host them at this time ..Also, we adore children, but our cottage is not child proof…it would be totally easy for a baby who doesn't crawl or walk…we have sea trinkets and sea glass around that could be a danger to a toddler.
We don't have central heat and air but the cottage is roughly 400 sq ft and easily heated with a small space heater provided. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and the main living area has a fan for a warm day....
The kitchen has a small electric apartment type stove but no kitchen fan. There is a window in the kitchen. Our kitchen is great for small meals but not a great kitchen to do heavy stir fry/wokking with oil etc. (because of no fan)
We are only 7 minutes drive to Haskell's Beach (near the Bacara Resort) and that is the best way to cool off!
We have to insist on no smoking of any kind on our property. It is too much of a fire hazard and we love our home and our neighbors too much to risk a fire. Thank you for respecting this! If you choose to disrespect the no smoking rule, you will be charged a $250 extra cleaning fee.
We ask that you not wear shoes in our cottage. There is sap from the pine trees that comes inside and hard to clean.
Also, if you plan to be at our beaches please note that we often have tar on the sand that gets on your shoes and clothing. Please let us know if you encounter tar so we can get you oil and a rag and remove it before you come in house.
I am a wife of 24 years...married to my one and only, Hugh...mom to Lauren, 21, and Kate, 19...they are in college and in and out...awesome girls and they may be the hosts sometimes...we are a vegan family and love gardening even though we are not great gardeners...trying...
5 things we can't live without:
Dave's Killer bread
We have a silly dog named Sweet Pea and she is a Maltese...she is heartbroken as she lost her sister Daisy the Dog this year...
Hugh is a tennis teaching professional and director of Santa Barbara Tennis Club...let us know if you are a tennis player? Also, he is an avid golfer and can tell you where you can golf...
We are happy to be your concierge and suggest things to do, restaurants and anything else you might need...
Life Motto: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.